Translated title of the contribution: Electron microscope findings in keratoconus

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In keratoconus the epithelial cells also participate in the pathological processes. Their activity of producing basal membrane is increased. In the stroma four cell types are found; two of them are normal elements. The origin of the two pathological forms is unknown. They may represent vagrant cells or they may originate from the endothelial cells, being more or less modified. The original endothelial cells are mostly destroyed. In all sorts of corneal cells abundantly enlarged mitochondria are seen.

Translated title of the contributionElectron microscope findings in keratoconus
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)462-465
Number of pages4
JournalKlinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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